robatsu’s six comments

  • Re: Mid life start on the long road to learning an instrument.

    Yeah, the 12 keys/2 octaves thing around the circle of fiths is pretty extreme - my jazz teacher ran me through this with Bessie's Blues. more…

  • Re: Mid life start on the long road to learning an instrument.

    I'd say 5 years of a concerted program should get you to some minimum competence. That is easier said than done, though, as most people spend a lot of time mired in pitfalls during their musical progression. more…

  • Re: Smash the Windows C# or C natural in B part

    Thanks for all the input - I actually learned this tune years ago, with the C#, but played it with contra type folks. Seeing it published here w/the C natural made me wonder whether us contra folks were playing a bastardized version, but I guess not, it ... more…

  • Smash the Windows C# or C natural in B part

    The transcript on this site has a C natural in the B part of Smash the Windows & I've heard it played both ways (and both ways have their charms...). more…

  • Re: More Guitars/Backers Poofery

    Oh, I don't deny that I'm a jerk, but just not as big a one as the all to common fiddler who would be outraged should somebody publically critique his intonation, timing, execution, etc, but feels that it is perfectly ok to loudly/rudly call out his deman... more…

  • More Guitars/Backers Poofery

    I won't even conceal intentions, I'm a total troll. And my issue is ITM treatment of guitarists. FWIW, I can flatpick typical ITM melody as well as typical irish fiddler and due to other experience have an in-depth understanding (and feel) of harmonizat... more…